Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Pop goes the weasel as Hadron Collider shuts down (Update)
Posted on April 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm

A weasel shut down the world's most powerful particle smasher when it wandered onto a 66,000-volt […]

Sandia dial-a-fire test complex ignites huge blaze
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Though researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories Thermal Test Complex study a variety of […]

Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

An international team headed by HZB researcher Jaime Sánchez-Barriga has shown how […]

Closing the ring
Posted on April 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm

How bacterial cells divide in two is not fully understood. LMU physicists now show that, at high […]